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MdConough v. Toys "R" US

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


July 15, 2009

CAROL MCDONOUGH, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS
v.
TOYS "R" US, INC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Anita B. Brody, J.

ORDER

AND NOW, this 15TH day of July 2009, it is ORDERED that

! Class Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification (Doc. #463) is GRANTED consistent with the accompanying Memorandum and as outlined in this Order;

! Counts II, III, and IV in the Fourth Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint

(Doc. #340) are DISMISSED as to all defendants;*fn1

! The Fourth Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint (Doc. #340) is DISMISSED without prejudice as to the defendant Kids Line, LLC; and

! The plaintiffs Erin Hall, Sarah Otazo, and Jennifer Sullivan are DISMISSED.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this action shall be maintained as a class action in

accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3) pursuant to the following:

! The plaintiffs Julie Lindemann, Evelia Ragsdale, Melissa Nuttall, Sara Shuck, Lawrence

McNally, Amy Grogan, and Stephanie Bozzo shall represent a subclass defined as "All persons who directly purchased any BabyBjörn baby carrier distributed by Regal Lager from Babies 'R' Us within the U.S. for the period February 2, 2000, to April 30, 2005";

! The plaintiff Melissa Nuttall shall represent a subclass defined as "All persons who directly purchased any Britax car seat from Babies 'R' Us within the U.S. for the period January 1, 1999, to January 19, 2006";

! The plaintiff Yossi Zarfati shall represent a subclass defined as "All persons who directly purchased any Maclaren stroller from Babies 'R' Us within the U.S. for the period October 1, 1999, to January 19, 2006";

! The plaintiffs Stephanie Bozzo and Darcy Trzupek shall represent a subclass defined as

"All persons who directly purchased any Medela Pump In Style breast pump from Babies 'R' Us within the U.S. for the period July 1, 1999, to January 19, 2006";

! The plaintiffs Stephanie Bozzo, Carol McDonough, and Lawrence McNally shall represent a subclass defined as "All persons who directly purchased any Peg-Perego stroller from Babies 'R' Us within the U.S. for the period July 1, 1999, to January 19, 2006";

! The issues of whether defendants violated § 1 of the Sherman Act, the duration of the unlawful conduct, whether subclass members suffered antitrust impact under § 4 of the Clayton Act, and the amount of damages shall be treated on a subclass basis;

! The law firms Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis

PC, and Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLC shall serve as class counsel;

! The plaintiffs shall submit a proposed form of notice to the class by August 14, 2009, informing members of how to opt out of the class, explaining their right to bring individual actions, and explaining any difference in potential recovery; and

! The defendants may file objections to the proposed form of notice by August 28, 2009.


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